South African tech and media conglomerate Naspers made $2.2 billion from Flipkart sale – TechCrunch


Naspers, the South African tech and media conglomerate, continues to have an incredibly hot hand when it comes to global tech investment.

Famous for owning a huge chunk of the Chinese Internet powerhouse, Tencent and a big chunk of Mail.ru, Naspers just made $2.2 billion off of the sale of Flipkart to Walmart

The South African company had an 11.18% stake in Flipkart and the sale represents an IRR of 32%, the company said.

Naspers originally backed Flipkart five years after the company’s launch in 2007 and had invested roughly $616 million into the company since that time.

Naspers said that proceeds from the sale of Flipkart would be funneled back into the company’s balance sheet to fuel the growth of the company’s own classifieds, online food delivery, and fintech businesses…

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